Honda Civic: Oil Check - Maintenance Under the Hood - Maintenance - Honda Civic Owners ManualHonda Civic: Oil Check

We recommend that you check the engine oil level every time you refuel.

Park the vehicle on level ground.

Wait approximately three minutes after turning the engine off before you check the oil.

1. Remove the dipstick (orange handle).

1. Remove the dipstick (orange handle).

2. Wipe the dipstick with a clean cloth or paper towel.

3. Insert the dipstick back all the way into its hole.

If the oil level is near or below the lower mark, slowly add oil being careful not to overfill.

4. Remove the dipstick again, and check the

4. Remove the dipstick again, and check the level. It should be between the upper and lower marks. Add oil if necessary.

    Recommended Engine Oil
    • Genuine Honda Motor Oil • Premium-grade 0W-20 detergent oil with an API Certification Seal on the container. Oil is a major contributor to your engine's performance and longevity. If yo ...

    Adding Engine Oil
    1. Unscrew and remove the engine oil fill cap. 2. Add oil slowly. 3. Reinstall the engine oil fill cap, and tighten it securely. 4. Wait for three minutes and recheck the engine oil dipstick. ...

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